Engines are the essence of automotive power and speed. Explosions of air and fuel inside the engine cylinders propel the pistons, crankshaft, and flywheel. A finely tuned engine and ignition system combines to create energy, sound and motion.

The complexity of engines parts forms an intriguing vehicle for reflection and abstraction where red hot headers, six pack carbs, aluminum heads, and chrome dressings become exciting lines, shapes and colors. Thus a three dimensional form becomes a two dimensional artistic construction that is reality and illusion at the same time.

Engines pictured are by Chevrolet, Cobra and Chrysler.